Posted 3/23/2020 9:43 PM (GMT -6)
Pratoman has made a helpful, informative listing ...
Several of us here have had the CHOLINE 11 PET scan at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
I see Dr. Eugene Kwon at Mayo Clinic, and he brought the choline scan to the forefront there.
I have that scan, in conjunction with other diagnostic scans, a couple times a year.
I will say, the choline scan is relatively easy --- a simple IV infusion of the CHOLINE solution, followed by a PET scan that only lasts about 30 minutes.
In my case, a couple of years ago --- my PSA was still in decimals, less than 1.00, but the CHOLINE scan detected a trouble spot, which led to a recommended series of radiation treatments.
Mayo Clinic is within driving distance for me. I see my local oncologist, and he coordinates my care with Dr. Kwon. Test results and scan records are shared electronically. I appreciate the teamwork and the "coordinated care" between my local hospital and Mayo Clinic.
No matter which type of scan you might choose down the road, check also with your insurance, and ask them about coverage. All scans are costly, if paying the total bill out-of-pocket.
In my case, Dr. Kwon is an advocate for imaging, because imaging leads to diagnostics, so that appropriate treatments can follow, if necessary.
I know, when posting, it's helpful to hear a variety of first-hand experiences.
Thought I would share my experience,
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